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  • 7 Dec 2012

    The assertion that “those at the top and those at the bottom are being hit hardest” by the government's austerity policies suggests a misleading equivalence, says Simon Barrow. In reality it is those with least who are being punished most.

  • 7 Dec 2012

    Scottish Greens say the UK Chancellor's economic and energy plans fail to respond to a world of staggering inequality and the urgent need to cut carbon.

  • 22 Oct 2012

    When UK chancellor George Osborne and other ministers pledged to slash benefits further, and remove basic rights, while protecting the assets of millionaires, some words of the prophet Zechariah two-and-a-half millennia ago seemed appropriate, says Savi Hensman. She challenges people of faith to develop a more critical perspective on leadership, both political and religious.

  • 19 Oct 2012

    The Convener of the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council, has called on Chancellor Osborne to apologise for his "propaganda war on the poor".

  • 22 Mar 2012

    This morning (22 March 2012) Chancellor George Osborne is mainly taking stick for his so-called 'granny tax' - as the tabloids put it. That is the tax adjustments which mean that 4.41 million pensioners lose money and the Treasury claws back some £1.2 billion.

  • 22 Mar 2012

    George Osborne's latest budget has reconfirmed Britain's prolonged collapse in economic activity, as he thrashes around for supply-side "solutions".

  • 22 Mar 2012

    Responding to the UK Budget statement, the Scottish National Party says Chancellor Osborne has failed to deliver for Scotland on key measures.

  • 21 Mar 2012

    Christian Aid says that chancellor George Osborne has spoken out against tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance, but has failed to act accordingly.

  • 21 Mar 2012

    Cuts in welfare, age-related tax benefits, child benefit and the minimum wage will combine with high joblessness and price increases to heighten austerity.

  • 8 Dec 2011

    The Autumn Statement reveals but one thing: the Chancellor and his advisers are both ill-advised and dangerously ill-prepared for the forthcoming prolonged Depression.